Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 06 March 2015

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

New Istanbul Airport CEO pledges ‘memorable and extraordinary experiences’ for travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

TURKEY. New Istanbul Airport will deliver a world-class retail, food & beverage and service offer when it opens in around three years, says Mertol Genç, CEO of ambitious airport consortium IGA Havalimani İsletmesi. In an interview with The Moodie Report, he hails the appointment of Unifree Duty Free to manage the airside retail operation, and says decisions on who will operate other key commercial concessions, including F&B, will be made before year-end.

'Ambitious and audacious': Geneva Airport reveals food & beverage awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SWITZERLAND. Autogrill, Caviar House & Prunier and Montreux Jazz Café are among the winners as Geneva Airport awards a series of F&B contracts.

Flo Accessories partners with The Nuance Group to boost gifting sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

The beauty-on-the-go accessories company has teamed up with The Nuance Group to create a special gifting offer on selected products for travellers.

Gastrohub completes €25 million renovation at Madrid-Barajas

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 05/03/15

SPAIN. Food & beverage operator Áreas has opened a contemporary dining space that includes an open dining bar, à la carte and set menu dining.

Heinemann embarks on Arctic Adventure at Norwegian airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

NORWAY. Customers at Heinemann's Norwegian Duty Free & Travel Value stores could win a dog sledding trip to Bardu with a leading outdoor activity specialist.

Lotte delights in Jeju duty free success as China boom quickens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has pledged its commitment to local brands and a wider range of products after securing a vital downtown duty free licence for Jeju Island.

Nuance improves Prestwick duty free store after contract extension

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. The retailer has begun an ambitious redevelopment of its duty free store at Glasgow Prestwick Airport following a contract extension beyond 2020.

Travelex lands first-ever foreign exchange exclusivity at Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. A huge gain for the foreign exchange specialist as it secures exclusivity for foreign exchange and ATM services across all Heathrow terminals.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders latest retail concessions in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for several new retail concessions both airside and landside at Hong Kong International Airport.

Shilla ‘the real winner’ of Incheon duty free bid, claims analyst

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Shilla was the big winner in the recent Incheon International Airport duty free tender, according to leading analyst KDB Daewoo Securities Co.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 157: Düsseldorf’s point of difference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of the industry's only weekly magazine, we pay a visit to Düsseldorf Airport, as World Duty Free Group unveils a striking new look.

World Duty Free Group offers by 'mid-March' – Reuters claim

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

ITALY. Reuters yesterday claimed that the Benetton family “expects binding offers” for its majority stake [via Edizione Holding] in World Duty Free Group by "mid-March".

Dubai International posts latest monthly traffic record in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

UAE. Dubai International began 2015 as it ended last year: with a record for monthly passenger traffic. The airport expects almost 80 million passengers in 2015.

LS travel retail captures key retail concession at Krakow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

POLAND. LS travel retail, through subsidiary HDS Polska, has won one of the key travel retail concessions at Krakow Airport’s new-look international terminal.

Minneapolis-St Paul tees off with interactive golf facility for travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

USA. Billed as a "golf lifestyle facility", PGA MSP Airport will open in March, offering a golf shop, a HMSHost-operated restaurant and a hands-on PGA golf experience.

Retail delivers solid performance for Vienna Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport’s Retail & Properties division posted a +2.2% year-on-year rise in revenue in 2014, driven by the shopping and gastronomy business.

Sydney Airport posts robust growth in retail revenues for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has revealed a +5.6% rise in retail revenue for 2014, to A$255.2 million (US$200 million), and high ambitions to drive Chinese traffic.

Bahrain Duty Free to sponsor ITF Tennis Bahrain F1 Futures tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free has underlined its support of the ITF Tennis Bahrain F1 Futures tournament, set to kick off on 23 March in Manama, Bahrain.

DFS launches Spring/Summer 2015 campaign across T Galleria network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS has launched its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign using the journeys of three travellers and social media influencers as inspiration.

Industry supports proposed Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

UK. Airport retailers, airlines, brands and trade associations have convened to discuss the viability of an Academy, following a recent industry questionnaire.

Le Clos secures Glen Grant 50yo exclusively for the Middle East market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

The limited-edition single malt whisky has made its Middle Eastern travel retail debut with fine wine and luxury spirits retailer Le Clos at Dubai International Airport.

Lucie Safarova beats Victoria Azarenka to win Qatar Total Open 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

DOHA. The professional Czech tennis player has bagged the biggest win of her career in the Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free sponsored tournament.

Oslo Airport issues major retail and food & beverage tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

NORWAY. Oslo Airport has issued a major retail and food & beverage tender for a number of outlets in its arrivals and departures zones.

OTG reveals glimpse of ambitious plans at Newark Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

USA. Travel restaurateur and master developer OTG has unveiled initial designs for its ambitious commercial offer to be revealed at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

TAV Operation Services captures Tunis Carthage advertising contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

TUNISIA. TAV Airports division TAV Operation Services has won the tender for the four-year advertising concession at Tunis Carthage Airport.

Tokyo Narita Airport marks opening of first Issey Miyake boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport has welcomed the opening of its first Issey Miyake boutique, featuring Pleats Please and Bao Bao, located airside in Terminal 1.

Big boost for Lotte Duty Free as it wins new Jeju downtown licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free wins new duty free licence for Jeju, beating off competition from The Shilla Duty Free and Booyoung Group, we can reveal.

Eye Airports unveils world-first advertising screen at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

UK. The 12-metre curved screen is part of an £8 million investment spanning London Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Bristol and Newcastle airports.

Humberside Airport parking revenue surges with AeroParker programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

UK. In the six months from July 2014 the English airport saw a +12.5% year-on-year increase in parking revenue using AeroParker’s pre-book system.

IAADFS 2015 to welcome more than 35 new or returning exhibitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

USA. The annual trade show will see nearly 200 companies exhibiting this year, of which over 35 are making their first appearance or returning after an absence.

Incheon rebids Charmzone duty free space; results due in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The country's small & medium enterprises are learning that duty free retailing has a high cost of entry after another embarrassing failure.

LS travel retail raises more than €200,000 for Action Against Hunger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

Mobilising its vast network of retail stores in France, Switzerland and the UK, LS travel retail has raised €208,017 towards the elimination of hunger and malnutrition.

Peller Estates launches limited-edition icewine with Nuance in Toronto

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

Only 1,528 bottles have been produced of a new Peller icewine, Brix 50, harvested at low winter temperatures and available through The Nuance Group.

World Duty Free completes acquisition of final HMSHost concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

USA. World Duty Free Group has completed the acquisition of the remaining three concessions (comprising 45 stores) from HMSHost’s travel retail division.

ADP Ingénierie reveals spectacular design for new Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 26/02/15

CHINA. The Aéroports de Paris subsidiary, which won a competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing’s New Daxing Airport, has unveiled the latest design.

Charmzone withdraws Incheon bid; another blow for SME tender concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Charmzone, the Korean cosmetics house awarded a Small & Medium Enterprise duty free contract at Incheon International Airport, pulls out.

Copenhagen Airport Shopping Centre posts solid revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

DENMARK. The increased revenue is a result of record passenger numbers as well as improved food & beverage offerings and speciality shop concepts.

Decision imminent as Lotte and Shilla compete for Jeju duty free licence

Source: The Moodie Report, Yonhap News Agency - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The two retailers, plus Booyoung Group, have submitted bids for a five-year downtown duty free licence on Jeju Island, The Moodie Report confirms.

Diageo Reserve World Class bar drives sales at Beirut Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

The Diageo Reserve World Class pop-up bar at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport drove brand awareness and a double-digit sales increase in December.

Muscat Duty Free partners Ministry of Education in student art contest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free has given away OMR600 (US$1,560) and 15 laptops in an art contest for students, organised in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

Tairo International’s third Beauty Advisor Seminar set for September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

Tairo International’s third Beauty Advisor Seminar will take place from 26-29 September at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Denver International posts all-time high concessions sales in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

USA. Denver Airport generated more than US$322.8 million in gross concessions revenue in 2014, marking the second consecutive year of record sales.

Ken Tse joins ambitious LS travel retail Pacific in key operations role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

AUSTRALASIA. Singapore's loss is Australasia's gain as LS travel retail Pacific appoints Ken Tse as Head of Operations – Duty Free & Luxury. UPDATED.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February/March, brought to you via our acclaimed digital format and packed with compelling stories.

Lotte Duty Free launches official website for Indonesian operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDONESIA. Lotte Duty Free Indonesia's official website offers information on its downtown and airport stores, shopping guides as well as customer services.

L’Oréal breaks new ground within dermocosmetics and haircare

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

L’Oréal has opened its first Dermacenter and Kérastase Travel Hair Salons, in line with the group’s strategy to meet the diverse beauty needs of all travellers.

Mumbai Duty Free celebrates first anniversary at Mumbai Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDIA. The DFS-Flemingo joint venture is celebrating its first year of operation at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 with a host of promotional activities.

Westfield and Hudson Group revamp New York JFK Terminal 8

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

US. Eight new shops – including Victoria’s Secret and seven renovated Hudson locations – are now open at New York JFK International Terminal 8.

Joe DiDomizio underlines commitment to school dropout prevention

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

USA. The Hudson Group President & CEO has joined the Communities In Schools Board of Directors in a bid to change the image of education across America.

WDF Group share price surges amid talks of Dufry, Lotte and LS interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group shares shoot up again Tuesday on the back of intense speculation that a divestment is imminent.